PORTLAND – Joseph J. Turner, one of nine children of George and Bridget Mary (Kelley) Turner, passed away Sept. 15, 2006, at St. Joseph’s Manor. Joe attended schools in Boston and graduated from Memorial High School, Roxbury, Mass., Class of 1935. Having grown up during the depression, he had many stories of the various jobs he took in order to earn money during those hard times. He sold newspapers on the streets of Roxbury with his brothers, worked as a boiler engineer, had a glass-case making business, was a TV repairman and finally retired from the State of Massachusetts, as the assistant superintendent of state office buildings. On April 18, 1941, he married the love of his life, Pauline Blackwood Turner. They made their home in West Roxbury, Mass., and summered in Pembroke. In 1978, they retired to Pembroke but enjoyed winter trips to Florida for many years. Joe was a history buff, loved to argue politics and was a poet and great storyteller. Joe had a beautiful tenor voice, a great appreciation for learning for learning’s sake, a smile that would light the world and an incredible faith in God. He was a communicant of St. John’s Church, Pembroke and St. Anne’s Church, Gorham. His greatest joy was listening to, arguing with and doting on his four grandchildren, Christopher Brown of Olean, N.Y., Jason Brown of Washington, D.C., and Sarah and Emily Brown of Gorham. His wife of 65 years, Pauline; his brothers, Jim, George, Arthur, Alfred and Robert; and one sister, Alice, predeceased him. He leaves his daughter, Maureen and her husband, Harry Brown; his four grandchildren; his brother, Ralph Turner of Maryland; his sister, Estelle Mellon of Florida, and many nieces and nephews. Visiting hours will be 6-8 p.m. Monday, Sept. 18, at Jones, Rich & Hutchins Funeral Home, 199 Woodford St., Portland. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 11 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 19, at St. Anne’s Catholic Church, Gor-ham. The family thanks the fifth floor staff at Mercy Hospital and also special thanks to the staff of St. Joseph’s Manor, “A” wing, for the dignified, loving care that he received while there. In lieu of flowers, please make donations in Joe’s memory to St. Joseph’s Manor, New Hospice Family Suite, care of Mary Chick, 1133 Washington Ave., Portland, ME 04103.